The Rise and Rise of American Carbon


Shale gas fracking has helped US carbon emissions to fall. But American carbon extraction is still rising, undermining progress and increasing emissions overseas.

Keystone Light: The Keystone XL Alternative You’ve Never Heard of Is Probably Going to Be Built

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As the Keystone XL pipeline has been mired in controversy, a competitor is speeding through plans for a pipeline that would do the exact same thing.

Is Keystone XL a Distraction From More Important Climate Fights?


Scientists wade into the fray.

Tesla Motors Earns $26 Million in the 2nd Quarter—Thanks to the Government


Charts: Without subsidies, Elon Musk’s electric-car startup wouldn’t have rolled this far.

Can a Carbon Tax Work Without Hurting the Economy? Ask British Columbia


Five years in, BC’s carbon tax has successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions in a stable economy.


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